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Old 12-05-2017, 12:46 AM   #1
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I have a 2018 Endurance. We are going to be going on a trip and the trailer will be staying at the rv park in base. Would you recommend leaving the water running to the trailer or firm it as the faucet while we are gone. Going to be gone for about 3 weeks. I am located 45 mins northeast of Sacramento
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:31 AM   #2
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What elevation will you be at? Are you expecting freezing temps? I personally would not leave water running plus I close the sewer connection when not dumping and if you leave a faucet running you will have to leave the sewer open.

If your expecting freezing weather I would disconnect the water line , drain fresh water tank and just blow out the water lines without using any antifreeze. Kinda like a mini winterization...Good luck...
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:24 PM   #3
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Shouldn't have to open the "sewer", just the gray tank. I would never leave my camper hooked to water for any length of time unattended, too many things can go wrong.
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I read a article once where the sewer backed up at a RV park and the last guy in line had his RV filled with sewage from the overflow because he left his sewer valves open. I don't want to be that guy!
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In my opinion, I would NEVER leave the city water on if you are gone for any extended length of time, even if you have a pressure regulator. IF you think you are in an area where it is going to freeze, blow the lines out, pour some antifreeze in the drains and in the black and grey tanks. Freezing is freezing, take precautions to safeguard your investment... I don't pump antifreeze in my water lines, I just blow them out. I would recommend you getting a new valve for your grey and black tank drain like one of the add on Valterra Valves

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-T58-...rra+gate+valve

It helps with that little bit of seepage when you first take the cover off to hook up your sewer lines but it would keep something from happening in case you get a back flow from the sewer system while you are gone (never heard of it happening but you never know).
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:24 AM   #6
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Water off if I am going to be gone for more than a few hours, hose off and stored if it is going to be more than 24 hours.

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I read a article once where the sewer backed up at a RV park and the last guy in line had his RV filled with sewage from the overflow because he left his sewer valves open. I don't want to be that guy!
One would never want to leave a sewer valve open. It's a holding tank designed to hold solids and liquids until such time it's full.
The act of holding solids and liquids allows the solids to break down so they can be disposed of by draining the tank.
If the valve was open all the time the liquids would drain but the solids would pile up and dry in the tank.
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One would never want to leave a sewer valve open. It's a holding tank designed to hold solids and liquids until such time it's full.
The act of holding solids and liquids allows the solids to break down so they can be disposed of by draining the tank.
If the valve was open all the time the liquids would drain but the solids would pile up and dry in the tank.
BUT, you do (or can) leave the gray tank valve open so sewer stuff can go there and you are quite correct that you do not leave the black tank valve opened up!
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I leave my gray tanks open most of the time but once a week or so, I close them and let the fill up a bit so when I drain I get some force to flush out any residue or small chunks that inadvertently got down the drain. Also shoot some cheap dish soap down before draining as well.
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I would shut the water off and close the valves while you are gone. My wife's brother left water on down in central Fl. and went home for a month, when he returned a pipe had broken, flooded the whole trailer, he had to put new carpets etc.
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